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Old 10-30-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Where have you lived the longest?

As of the first week in July, my husband and I have lived in this house longer than any other. To take it a step further, it is the longest I've lived in any town. 7 years and counting. I try to never say never or always, but several friends I've talked to about this have asked if I'm getting the itch. I think maybe I've found home; it only took me 50 years. How many of you have lived in the same place most of your lives? How many have had the itch to move on, but didn't feel you could because of obligations (family, job, etc)?

To take it one step further, if you are happy where you live, what makes it a community where you are happy?


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Old 10-30-2008, 02:00 PM   #2
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We have been in this house since we married in July 1991.

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Old 10-30-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
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When I lived right by the airport in the Wetpsrk neighborhood. I lived there for 15 years growing up. Then We moved to an eastern suberb. After that I went back to the old neighborhood for another 3 years. Then we moved to a western subub adn have been here for around 6 or 7 years.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:27 PM   #4
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Vista, California (5 years to start, then after almost 2 years away, 16 1/2 years--same house as the first 5 years). Close runners-up are South Carolina (3 houses in one town and 2 houses in my present town) and San Diego (at least 4 houses by age 8 1/2 and 1 house from age 10 to almost 15).

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Old 10-30-2008, 02:29 PM   #5
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Irving, TX.... was pretty much raised there.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:30 PM   #6
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i was born and raised in southern, california but moved to kansas in 1985 and i've been here in kansas ever since.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:32 PM   #7
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:34 PM   #8
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I've always lived in Maryland,
But I've been living in my existing house since I had it built 20 years ago.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:40 PM   #9
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:44 PM   #10
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